p.32 HOME IN ON THE RANGE! AN ULTRASONIC RANGING SYSTEM
[author Steve Ciarcia]
Combine automatic sonar ranging and infrared-light detection in a computer-controlled scanner.
p.64 MICROGRAPH, PART 1: DEVELOPING AN INSTRUCTION SET FOR A RASTER-SCAN DISPLAY
[author E Grady Booch]
Micrograph is an intelligent, low-cost, color-graphics terminal that interfaces to any microcomputer and standard, unmodified color television receiver.
p.126 GRAPHIC COLOR SLIDES, PART 1
[author Alan W Grogono]
The first of this two-part article gives a series of useful subroutines for generating color images on a Compucolor II.
148 THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS FOR THE APPLE II [author Dan Sokol and John Shepard]
With this popular computer, use a two-color scheme to generate three-dimensional figure
p.296 A GENERAL INTERPOLATING GRAPHICS PACKAGE FOR THE TRS-80
[author D K Cohen and Devon Crowe]
Interpolate between points of a graphed function and three-dimensional figures.
p.340 AN 8088 PROCESSOR FOR THE S-100 BUS, PART 3
[author Thomas Woodward Cantrell]
This monitor program takes advantage of some powerful software and architectural aspects of the 8088 processor.
p.22 THE FUTURE OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS
[author Bruce Eric Brown and Stephen Levine]
Take a look at the future of graphics hardware and applications.
p.90 LANGUAGE CONTROL STRUCTURES FOR EASY ELECTRONIC VISUALIZATION
[author Dr Thomas DeFanti]
Zgrass, a hybrid of language and hardware, can be used to solve graphic-display problems.
p.180 A SIMPLIFIED THEORY OF VIDEO GRAPHICS, PART 1
[author Allen Watson III]
Part 1 covers the principles of television and computer-generated graphics.
p.206 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MONITOR
[author Ron Dalpiaz]
Meet the most frequently used human/computer interface - the video terminal.
p.220 DIGITAL STORAGE OF IMAGES
[author Thomas Williams]
Theory and practice of digital-image capture and storage are explained in detail.
p.244 MACHINE PROBLEM SOLVING, PART 3: THE ALPHA-BETA PROCEDURE
[author Peter Frey]
In the conclusion of this series, we discover how searching for information stored in tree structures can be made more efficient.
p.361 ADD MACRO EXPANSION TO YOUR MICROCOMPUTER, PART 2
[author David C Brown]
Notes on implementation and options are presented in this final part.
As most readers will have observed, the September Fifth anniversary issue marked the beginning of a new phase for BYTE. The jump from a 300-page to a 400-page issue means a 33% increase in the material presented to our readers each month.
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